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FOX News
Jul 26, 2011 8:00pm PDT
quote good salary, buying a home and saving as much as you can the essential mistake is that barack obama is making is that he believes lyndon johnson's great society entitlements can elevate the poor to prosperity. they can't. in 1965, the poverty rate in this country stood at 14%. now, after untold trillions have been spent fighting poverty, the poverty rate is 14.3%.
CSPAN
Jul 24, 2011 9:00pm EDT
genesis of the book is. >> guest: sure. but the story of barack obama senior seemed to be the untold story of the candidacy of the president's. i've been a reporter for years and have some political profiles. i wrote a profile of obama senior in 2008. combine never went to kenya, didn't have that piece of the story. we decided this was a very compelling story, very little known about him. obama jr. wrote about him in his book but he only goes so far and tells what his experience at his father it seemed this was a book that needed to be written. >> host: in the process of working on the book he said he went to kenya and you describe that in the book itself. tell us a little of what i was like. did you get a lot of access to people, was there suspicion of an outsider for a racial dimension talking about an african family? >> sure. all of those were true. i went to kenya five times and found many wonderful people who helped me who knew obama senior many well. many family members. some people were eager to talk because this was such a high-profile presidency they were proud of obama jr t
CSPAN
Jul 25, 2011 12:00am EDT
? >> guest: of the story of brock obama's sr. seem to be the untold story of the obamacare and it is the i was a reporter at the globe for many years and have done many political profiles provide did write a profile of october -- obama's sr. in 2008 i spoke to people in kenya by did not go there. i did not have that piece of the story. we decided this was a compelling story. little known about him obama, jr. only go so far it talks about his experience. so this was a book that needed to be written. >> host: in that process of working on the book you said you went to kenya and describe that in the book itself. tell us what that was like. did you have access or was there suspicion of the outsider or racial dimension of a white reporter? >> host: make 91 of those were true i went five times. wonderful people helped me a lot that new obama's senior very well. many family members. some people were eager to talk because this was such a high profile presidency people wanted to tell a positive story. obama's sr. is a complex character a very passionate person also a very self-destructive per
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2011 5:20pm EDT
first years of the obama administration. >> welcome. to the panel the obama administration: early years. a critique. i guess i should give a disclaimer before we begin. as a sociologist, i formed a working group in support of obama. therefore, i was a supporter of the obama campaign, and his election. and as several of the panelist were members of that group, from my right to my -- and your left. i'm dr. donald cunnigen, i'm a professor at university of rides, department of sociology. to my right is dr. wornie reed, and also the rest of the center for race and social policy. >> dr. yvonne newsome, associate professor, and member of the department of africana, and women studies. dr. horton at the state university and also a member of this school of public. the reverend doctor. sheryl and jill. she is the mcair author professor at colby college in maine, and a preacher at a baptist church. the rev sand dr. johnny b. hill who's visiting at the chapel in college and also a professor at the interdenominational in atlanta, georgia. we'll begin with dr. reed. dr. reed wrote an interestin
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. .. present a thorough picture of the career and life of barack obama senior. she discusses her findings with veteran white house reporter, kenneth walsh of "u.s. news & world report." >> host: sally welcome. i have really enjoyed reading your book and i want to just get right to the main question so many authors are asked which is why you decided to write this book and sort of what the genesis of the book is? >> guest: the story of barack obama senior seemed to me to be the untold story of both obama's candidacy and the presidency. i've been a reporter at the globe for many years and i've done many political profiles. i did write a profile of obama senior in october 2008. i spoke to many people in kenya but i never went to kenya. i didn't have that piece of the story. we decided that this was a very compelling story. it was very little known about him. obama junior wrote about him in his book the only go so far and tells what his experience of his father and it seemed to me this was a book that needed to be written. >> host: in the process he said you want to kenya and i know you descri
WETA
Jul 8, 2011 12:35am EDT
obama and the economic avoid he has left. tavis: you talked about how they got away with demonizing john kerry when he served and george bush did not. recordhat case, kerry's was an exemplary. there is just enough wanting in the obama record so far that he gave romney a slight opening for his exaggerations' and characters. tavis: you have a lot of words in the new peace. what is it that obama has not done that has led to the failure of righting the wrongs, specifically about the crash? >> the two biggest things is that nobody who created the circumstances for this crash has been punished. low level con people have, bernie madoff has, the people who made the housing bubble have not. they took their fortunes and left while america was holding the bag. that is a failure in law enforcement. obama pledged to do that. he started a task force within the justice department called operation broken trust. it has never had any significant prosecutions or any significant investigation of what went down. the second is a failure to reform wall street. the dodd-frank bill was not great to begin with. p
NBC
Jul 24, 2011 11:00am EDT
, barack obama needs to repeat old triumphs, rewu those key group that's got him to the white house but are not completely with him this time. ok. how are the geniuses going to do it? can they get it all together again? >> what a difference a year makes. both sides have a little over a year. who will use it best, the republicans who have pledged to make obama a one-term president or the president, who's determined to prove them wrong? finally, keep your sunny side up. look at who wins elections. it's the candidate out there in the country breathing hope and optimism. f.d.r., jfk and reagan. can obama beat the debbie downers by doing it again? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us "new york "is magazine john heilemann, glory borier, nbc's kelly o'donnell and "time" magazine's joe klein. first up, president obama faced critical decisions on the debt and afghanistan the last few weeks and all the while the geniuses who ran his 2008 campaign have been huddled with their maps and polls, figuring out how to put together a repeat victory. what's the anatomy of a re-election win
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
journalists talking about obama at the white house correspondent. , will start by doing something a little bit mean. i will turn to something garrett graff wrote a few years ago. and have absolutely no idea what this is going to be. >> nothing terribly embarrassing. to remind us what we were thinking when president obama was elected and i will introduce my fellow panelists and ask questions. back in 2006 garrett graff wrote the following. a few short years ago he wrote no one heard of the skinny chicago senator and constitutional law professor with the big ears and a funny name. now all bets are off. obama just might be willing to be the next president of the united states. it would be the capstone of an amazing rise for a politician whose charisma and personal story. the harvard educated has breezed life into the democratic party. at the heart of obama is his personality and presence. part preacher and professor and part movie star. his charisma seems effortless, his charm and afterthought. who is that guy? he certainly got it. he describes obama as the third african-american since recons
NBC
Jul 10, 2011 4:30pm PDT
: president obama thist republicans have misled the country. they want this debt crisis handled. they want a serious big-time compromise. have the tea partiers handed him a huge advantage? has he won the reasonable middle? could barack obama win next year even with a 9.2% jobless rate? it would be tough, but some smart politicos say not impossible. finally, righter than you know. is michelle bachmann too right or just right? with the republican party, which moved right with goldwater, right again with reagan in 1980, and with newt in 1994, be right there for the lady from minnesota? has the hatred of obama made her the perfect champion for a year of attack? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "the washington post," bob woodward, the national journalist, jamie tarabay, abc's andrea mitchell and "the chicago tribune"'s clarence page. the nasty unemployment numbers are a psychological problem for the country and a huge political burden for this president. has the tea party's flirtation with default on the national debt handed barack obama a huge win, while the vast mi
FOX News
Jul 30, 2011 8:00pm PDT
quote was inaugurated so obama is going to take a lot of the blame especially when you consider i believe the first time in american history we've lost our triple-a bond rating like you said is the gold standard. so you have to go back all the way in my upon to the dawning of the entitlement state which really started under franklin roosevelt and lyndon johnson, medicare, medicare and those splo exploding costs. 40 million americans on medicare, 40 million on medicaid. 24 million earned income tax credit checks. 7 million on unemployment. we've created this massive european style welfare state that simply isn't affordable. >> paul: steve, the president would say, sure, it's sustainable, all you've got to do is raising revenues and missing the other side of the balance sheet, you're not talking revenues. why don't we just raise taxes and that would be fine. >> because we would look like europe and i think that's what
PBS
Jul 24, 2011 3:30pm PDT
security, medicare, medicaid, the stalemate continues to center on taxes. president obama wants a debt ceiling deal to include tax hikes on wealthy americans, but republicans say tax hikes will hurt business investment and risk taking, both of which mean more jobs, sorely needed with the national unemployment rate of 9.2%. but republican senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says president obama wants to make government bigger instead of making investment, risk taking, and a competitive economy bigger. the senate minority leader says that mr. obama wants big government, not a big economy. >> republicans have tried to persuade the president of the need for a course correction. but weeks of negotiations have shown that his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the kind of long-term reforms we need. >> question. when the negotiations started, president obama was looking for a big deal. $4 trillion in spending cuts and tax hikes. has the big deal turned into a big fizzle, pat buchanan? >> it has not, john. did it for awhile but now it is back, and we're talking
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2011 3:00pm EDT
when president obama was elected. then i will begin to introduce my fellow palace and ask questions. back in 2006 care it wrote the following. a few short years ago he wrote no had heard of the skinny chicago state senator and constitutional law professor with the biggest and the funny name. now all bets are off. advisors, colleagues and friends obama just might be willing to be the next president of the trendy pick to be the capstone of an amazing rush for politician whose charisma and personal story, born, harvard educated, has breathed life into the democratic party. at the heart of obama mania, his personality and presence. our preacher, our professor, part movie star. is charisma seems effortless. his charm an afterthought. and he quotes a guy watching obama's and who is that guy? he's shortly got a. the third african-american since reconstruction to serve in the senate. he delivered the keynote address at the 2004 national convention. he won a grammy. pose for, and then he said he needs to look no farther than his desk in the senate chamber to be reminded of the last politicia
CSPAN
Jul 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
obama the night of the correspondence dinner. i'll start by doing something -- can you hear me? i'll start by doing something mean which i'm starting by reading something that garrett to my left wrote a few years ago, and -- >> i have no idea what that it going to be. [laughter] >> it's nothing embarrassing, but reminds us all what we thought what president obama was legislated, and then i'll introduce the panelists. back in 2006, he wrote the following, "no one heard of the skinny chicago state senator and institutional law professor. now all bets are off. >> he won a grammy for his memoir, which spent a year no >> the inside is signed by its previous occupants. with that, here we are today. conservatives, as we all know as late as last week, conservatives are still questioning where the president's born. what's more shocking is the degree to which progressives that are some degree overrepresented on this panel are disappointed because obama hasn't -- [laughter] hasn't turned out to be exactly the president they expected. the issues are numerous. you know, obama has failed to one de
NBC
Jul 11, 2011 12:00am PDT
numbers. in his 2008 win, president obama was the choice of 60% of self-described moderates in the exit polls. today he still has 55% of those moderates. what do moderates favor? when it comes to the national debt ceiling, 55% of moderates say raise it. bob, we have two big news stories facing us. the unemployment rate going up to 9.2%. the united states facing a debt crisis. maybe not reaching the debt ceiling bill by the end of this month. the republicans are using the jobless figures to say no taxes whatsoever. they're also saying no deal. have they misread the american public? >> this is a moment when obama has to deliver. there's no question. on the economic front, if there is a default, we face a catastrophe. the talk -- one of the plans being discussed, which is the c.e.o. told me being discussed in the white house is they got that. i mean, the theme is postponement. the republicans in a sense are right. you can't raise taxes when the economy is so slow. the democrats are right. you can't cut spending when the economy is in this condition. so what do you do? postpone. what t
Comedy Central
Jul 14, 2011 10:00am PDT
priority is to make sure obama is a one-term president. but i say, aim higher. make him a no-term president. let's build a time machine, go back to the 1970's, and convince young barack to go into dentistry! [laughter] he would have been good. i would have trusted him for that. [laughter] but on the slim chance that my time machine plan doesn't work, there may be another way to win. republicans have an edge in 2012, thanks to a new study out of the university of chicago which found that seeing an american flag can shift voters towards republicanism. before the 2008 election, researchers gave two groups with the same political beliefs questionnaires asking who they were going to vote for: obama or mccain. the questionnaires were identical except one group's form had a small american flag and the other did not. after the election, researchers found that those who saw the flag were less likely to have voted for obama. that means mccain could've won, if only he'd shown up to debates like this. [laughter] threw it away. he threw that one away. [ laughter ] this study has me thinking. w
PBS
Jul 8, 2011 12:00pm EDT
"new york magazine." he will talk about president obama and his chances for reelection. michael rapaport is here to talk about his film about a tribe called quest. columnist frank rich and actor michael rapaport coming up right now. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it is a cornerstone that we all know. it is a place where i walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> nationwide supports tavis smiley. with every question and answer, nation why it works with tavis to move -- remove obstacles to economic empowerment. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from the worst like you. thank you. -- viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tavis: always pleased to welcome frank rich back to the program. after more than 30 years with the "new york magazine" as a theater critic and opinion columnist, he makes his debut for "new york magazine." his article is called "something run" obama's failures to right the wrongs of this cras
FOX News
Jul 23, 2011 11:00am PDT
ceiling is raised and it's a big victory for president obama, because the republicans play into his hands, then i think it's going to spell, you know, looking forward that there's not going to be any structural changes, that we are going to have our tax increases and so forth. but if the republicans give this to president obama and say, look, we did our best. we wanted to cut spending, we wanted to cut taxes, and you didn't let us. and if president obama is forced to own that, then in november, 2012, there will be a referendum on that question. >> james, i can't help, but think that if we are downgraded, our financial reputation, our standing in the world, takes a hit. so, you know, i press that question, is a downgrade looking ever more likely? >> well, i think whether or not moody's and standard & poors the big credit rating agencies, it's great right now they're putting pressure on the politicians to step back from the brink of disaster, that's great. if they affirm the triple-a rating that doesn't mean the investors around the world will accept that decision. basically you look at rec
FOX News
Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
tantaros. first, president obama's number are shaky. and a kicker, democratic poll. if cheating and producing a love child isn't low enough, arnold schwarzenegger sinks further in the muck. the latest on his divorce to maria shriver. and you may not be sitting at the table, but bob becket is here in spirit and in smell. we have our favorite bob beckettisms from the past two weeks. "the five" starts right now. ♪ ♪ interest oh, bob. so we're going to jump right into tonight with poll numbers that i can't figure out there have been new results out this week, in particular a quinnipiac poll. i pronounced it. that shows 38% of americans think obama is doing the worst job they have seen when it comes to handling the country's problems. i get that. what i don't get, in the same poll, obama's job approval rating is 47%. that is like a difference of a million percent. so what is it, america? you think obama is an okay guy though his performance stinks? no wonder i drink. juan, welcome to the program. [ laughter ] good to see you. you have big sweaty shoes to fill. >> juan: you know, i th
FOX News
Jul 19, 2011 2:00am PDT
takes on president obama and outwits bob schieffer. will he be the g.o.p.'s v.p. nominee? bernie goldberg, brit hume and i will analyze. >> the current administration campaigned on a pledge of hope and change. they delivered economic misery. >> texas governor rick perry looks like he will run for president. how will that shake up the republican ranks? juan and mary katharine are investigating. >> president obama, you have been a big supporter. >> i'm going to vote for him for his re-election in 2012. >> a bevy of hold stars once again funneling big money at the president's campaign. we will run down the list. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. captions by closed captioning services >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the future of the country hangs on the debt debate. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. on paper, the debt thing is boring. and many americans aren't paying attention. but the controversy will define the future of the u.s.a. on one side, president obama, the democratic part
CNN
Jul 21, 2011 3:00am EDT
grace. and remember the uproar over obama's birth certificate? how smiley says that was race basing. i'll ask him why. he says the 2012 white house will be the last in history. and why the white house itself pays too much attention to wall street. >> if you're looking for the safe choice, you shouldn't look for barack obama. >> we'll have a conversation with tavis smiley. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> donald trump says america's economy could be going bad from worse. he joins me tonight on the phone. donald, how are you? >> hello, piers. >> first of all, congratulations on becoming a grandfather again. your lovely daughter ivanka and a baby girl ella rose, i understand. >> that is true. we're very happy about that. >> tell me, if we were trying to prescribe an economic future or young arabella that you would feel comfortable about, what would you do. >> first you have to get the debt down. the whole world of debt has to be changed as far as this country is concerned. we have to create jobs and rapidly. because if we don't, things are going to head in a direction that's going t
FOX News
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
that more than a third of americans think president obama along with congress are doing the worst job they have seen in their lifetime when it comes to dealing with the nation's problems. our right to bear arms is protected in the constitution. one democrat congressman is thankful for that. plus, story that really shocked all of us, registered sex offender, granted custody of his young daughter. "the five" starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> eric: you know, being a hardcore conservative, i could easily just come out and bash obama for all his economic failures. instead, let's let steve wynn, a democrat and casino mogul talk obamanomics. >> i'm afraid to do anything in the current political environment in the united states. i'm saying it bluntly that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime. well, this is obama's deal. it's obama that is responsible for this fear in america. the guy keeps making speeches about redistribution, and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don't invest or are holding too much money. you kno
FOX News
Jul 23, 2011 2:00am PDT
want to get right to the story. the top story, of course, is president obama wants more of your money and he says now that bill o'reilly agrees with him? well, in an op. editor "u.s.a. today" the president once again demanded tax increases on the so-called rich as part of any compromise. and mr. obama claimed that bill o'reilly supports his vision saying, quote: a balanced deficit deal that includes some new revenues isn't just a democratic position, it's a position that has been taken by everyone from warren buffet to bill o'reilly is that actually true? joining us now by phone bill o'reilly who is supposed to be taking a well-deserved day off today. hi, bill. >> >> bill: just when they thought i was out, they dragged me back in. you know. that op. ed is disingenuous. everybody knows who watches the factor that i don't want any increase in the federal income tax. everybody knows that we have said it a million times, all right? what i would like is tax reform overhaul, a flat tax and perhaps a national sales tax to tap into the $1 trillion in the underground economy that isn't t
FOX News
Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm EDT
irresistible force versus the unmovable object. president obama today said there will be no agreement on the debt ceiling if republicans don't budge on taxes. house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the house cannot pass a tax increase. the two sides met for another round of negotiations. white house correspondent mike emanuel has the latest. plus word of something that was apparently on the table for a while. >> trying to reach a grand debt deal, the sources say president obama offered to raise the medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. there was also discussion of moving to actuarial tables deciding age eligibility rather than congress setting it. sources say there was no agreement because it was part of a package deal that mr. obama insisted also include increased tax revenues. i head of today's meeting the president said there won't be a deal if republicans don't compromise and pledged he would not accept a short-term package. >> the things i will not consider are a 30-day, or a 60-day, or a 90-day or 180-day temporary stop gap resolution to this problem. >>
FOX News
Jul 14, 2011 2:00am EDT
right now. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> eric: so he did go there. president obama scared grandparents across the nation when he told them they might not get their social security checks next month michigan friend rush limbaugh said the president was up to funny business. take a look. >> if i didn't know better i'd say the white house gave scott pelling a script. this is an outrage here. this is not true. this is, my god it's the playbook. hold senior citizens and military personnel hostage. not just social security checks. it's veterans checks. it's right out of the playbook. >> eric: obama should have known the seniors could won't to get their money even if the debt talks break down, unless you turn to put a green energy project in front of the america senior citizens in the who gets paid line. by the way, mr. obama failed to point out that the social security trust fund as $2.6 trillion fund ready for grandma and grandpa. bob, what is with the fear-mongerrer in chief? >> what he is saying, i know it's a shock to you, what he is saying the republicans with the ina
MSNBC
Jul 25, 2011 7:00pm PDT
, well, he came out and tried to blame the crisis on the president. it's all obama's fault. he barely talked about compromise orç raising taxes o fairness. we got a lot of work to do tonight. this is "the ed show." let's do it. >> this is no way to run the greatest country on earth. it's a dangerous game, that we've never played before. and we think the afford to play it now. >> eight days before the economic disaster, the president addresses the nation on the debt crisis. tonight, reaction from senator bernie sanders of vermont, congressman steve israel of the dccc, congressman keith ellison of the republican caucus, analysis of the republican response with joan walsh and michael eric dyson. the hidden damage of the boehner bill with former labor secretary with robert reich, and we'll go outside the beltway. >> if you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of congress know. if you believe we can with solve this problem through compromise, send that message. >> great to have you with us tonight, folks. this is "the ed show" on msnbc. it's just eight
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